Hands On Fungal Identification

An Intensive & Interactive 3 Day Laboratory Workshop

St. Joseph, MO 64507

A thorough understanding mold is one of the key elements of cleanroom contamination control

Ziva Abraham

Mold contamination investigations are futile if the type of mold, it’s characteristics and reproductive methods are unknown or not understood. This information is key to identifying contamination sources.

If equipped with identification techniques using macroscopy and microscopy, the investigation can commence while waiting for subculture, phenotypic or genotypic identification.

Learn Hands-On Fungal Identification the correct way by understanding classification and exploring macroscopic as well as microscopic features which differentiate each genus and species. Using the simple identification keys developed by Microrite, learn to identify important cleanroom isolates.

This hands-on workshop will allow you to examine up to 30 commonly encountered cleanroom fungi. You will also learn about the various phases of the same fungus often not caught in automated microbial identification reports.

Since fungi isolated from cleanrooms may come from various sources it is important to identify these fungi to pinpoint the contamination sources. You can use the knowledge gained in this hands-on workshop to evaluate the condition of your clean facility and identify risk to your product.

Attendees will learn how to reduce the number of incorrect IDs by understanding the polyphasic approach to fungal identification. Additionally, learning about the morphology and the structures of cleanroom fungal isolates helps in understanding the efficacy of disinfectants against hard to kill fungi.

This course will also address cleaning and disinfection challenges with mold as well pathogenicity of mold in pharmaceutical products.

Which industries does this workshop apply to? 

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Device, In Vitro Diagnostics, Food, Beverage, and Pharmacies

Who will benefit? 

Quality Assurance, QC Microbiologists, and Training Personnel